Hot dogs generally don't incite the express trips to the toilet of spicier fare, but when you inhale 72 franks and buns like competitive eater Joey Chestnut did on Independence Day, shit gets gnarly... literally.
In the above video, a TMZ reporter asks Chestnut if he'd been to the bathroom immediately after being crowned champion at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in New York City. The 33-year-old human vacuum had this to say:
"You know it, things start working out pretty quick."
The reporter "probed" for details, and asked if the sausages came out whole.
"It's digested, just not completely digested," he responded. Good god.
He spared us further description, but Miki Sudo—the winner of the women's title—did say that" it's what people think of when you think of corn passing through your system."
Chestnut also mentioned that he gained approximately 23 pounds during the ten-minute contest (that's 15 pounds of hot dog, eight pounds of water), and that "it'll take four or five days" for him to return to normal weight.
"I'm happy I won and happy I got a new Fourth of July record, but it took a lot out of me," he said.
We understand what he means. Even during the first minute, you can see that he's suffering.
But by minute eight, the dude looks straight miserable.
Watch the this truly gluttonous display of mental fortitude below: